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Not to be confused with Chip's Challenge 1.

Chip's Challenge Level Pack 1, often abbreviated as CCLP1, is the third community level pack released on March 28, 2014. Although the name CCLP1 suggests it is the first of a series of level packs, this level pack was released after both CCLP2 and CCLP3. The name is instead a reference to the fact that CCLP1 is designed specifically for beginners to learn and experience the basics of the game before moving on to the more difficult CCLP2 and CCLP3.

Part of the motivation of designing CCLP1 for beginners is due to the legal status of the original Chip's Challenge 1 level set. The game itself can no longer be legally obtained and the original copyrighted level pack cannot be freely distributed outside of the game. CCLP1 addresses this problem as a free, community-created level pack which players can use with free alternate game engines like Tile World.

CCLP1 was released a week up from the original release date after members of the community solved five puzzles related to CCLP1 on the community forum CC ZoneA trailer was released on March 23, 2014 showcasing some of the levels in CCLP1 as a reward for solving these puzzles.

List of CCLP1 levels[edit]

# Level Title Password Time Limit Designer
1 Key Pyramid VVGF 200 Tyler Sontag
2 Slip and Slide BAWO 200 Henry Potts
3 Present Company RVUY 200 Henry Potts
4 Block Party EVRY 250 Tyler Sontag
5 Facades RJDU 250 Henry Potts
6 When Insects Attack BHRT 200 Tyler Sontag
7 Under Pressure QJTQ 200 Henry Potts
8 Switcheroo BNTI 250 Henry Potts
9 Swept Away VUFO 250 J.B. Lewis
10 Graduation LDTL 400 Markus O.
11 Basketball PTRS 250 Daniel Bouwmeester
12 Leave No Stone Unturned GLZI 350 Andrew Menzies
13 The Monster Cages DAZA 300 Andrew Menzies
14 Wedges ZZFK 250 Shane Climenhaga
15 Twister HRSR 400 Ashley Newcomer
16 Tetragons BDYI 350 Rosabellis
17 Tiny LQKJ --- Ida Roberthson
18 Square Dancing SSYW 300 Andrew Menzies
19 Feel the Static KEEL 400 Miika Toukola
20 Chip Suey AUUU 450 Henry Potts
21 Generic Ice Level KNEG 198 Miika Toukola
22 Repair the Maze TCBB 400 Andrew Menzies
23 Circles DOJR 250 Markus O.
24 Chip's Checkers NLYY 350 Andrew Menzies
25 Mind Lock AUBG 150 Ashley Newcomer
26 Trafalgar Square HTWL 200 Daniel Bouwmeester
27 Teleport Depot EYLN 300 Archie Pusaka
28 The Last Starfighter KOZP 350 Dave Varberg
29 Sky High or Deep Down HFKL 376 Andrew Menzies
30 Button Brigade KSPW 250 J.B. Lewis
31 Quincunx FDIP 175 Henry Potts
32 Nitroglycerin LXMH 350 Andrew Menzies
33 Spitting Image ODMF --- Henry Potts
34 Just a Bunch of Letters GRJT 350 Daniel Bouwmeester
35 Mystery Wall NAKI 350 Daniel Bouwmeester
36 Rhombus ZHBS 250 Gavin Duncan
37 Habitat YYWV 400 Tom Patten
38 Heat Conductor FZAI 600 Josh Lee
39 Dig and Dig ESQE 250 Andrew Menzies
40 Sea Side XLXY --- Rosabellis
41 Descending Ceiling TDBR 200 Andrew Menzies
42 Mughfe URWP 600 Trevor Hedges
43 Gears CTKX 250 Shane Climenhaga
44 Frozen Labyrinth OWQU 500 Josh Lee
45 Who's the Boss? KSOB 300 Miika Toukola
46 Sapphire Cavern PLFT 350 Josh Lee
47 Bombs Away UYAI --- Ida Roberthson
48 Sundance ONTY 200 J.B. Lewis
49 49 Cell OVPE 490 Andrew Menzies
50 The Grass Is Greener on the Other Side EMTN 200 Josh Lee
51 H2O Below 273 K ESJE 300 Archie Pusaka
52 The Bone GLOH 350 Rock Généreux
53 Start at the End DBEO 500 J.B. Lewis
54 Mini Pyramid UIJF 250 J.B. Lewis
55 The Chambers ECSV 400 Daniel Bouwmeester
56 Connect the Chips GRHG --- Andrew Menzies
57 Key Farming RSAE 350 Archie Pusaka
58 Corral IIOT 400 Andrew Menzies
59 Asterisk LDKA --- Jacques Smith
60 Guard KDJU 300 Jonathan Birchall
61 Highways CZHA 450 Rosabellis
62 Design Swap VGJF 500 Josh Lee
63 New Block in Town LRIM 200 Archie Pusaka
64 Chip Kart 64 MWBS 90 Andrew Menzies
65 Squared in a Circle SJOE 500 Josh Lee
66 Klausswergner ZMSI 350 Rock Généreux
67 Booster Shots RTZD 400 Trevor Hedges
68 Flames and Ashes VDZB --- Josh Lee
69 Double Diversion VDAB 350 Grant Fikes
70 Juxtaposition NGNG 500 J.B. Lewis
71 Tree GUZN 400 Andrew Menzies
72 Breathing Room FSIA 200 J.B. Lewis
73 Occupied LEVB 500 Andrew Menzies
74 Traveler YJXW 450 Mike Lask
75 ToggleTank RUJV 300 Archie Pusaka
76 Funfair WBWM 500 Tom Patten
77 Shuttle Run CQGO 60 Henry Potts
78 Secret Passages PNKT 600 Andrew Menzies
79 Elevators TWVU --- Henry Potts
80 Flipside IMBJ 450 J.B. Lewis
81 Colors for Extreme RRHM --- Tyler Sontag
82 Launch RAKQ 150 Zane Kuecks
83 Ruined World MBQX --- Josh Lee
84 Mining for Gold Keys HZCF 600 Andrew Menzies
85 Black Hole MIZM 999 Archie Pusaka
86 Starry Night OMLU 350 J.B. Lewis
87 Pluto VPCJ 700 Andrew Menzies
88 Chip Block Galaxy MMZM --- Josh Lee
89 Chip Grove City LQJG 450 Josh Lee
90 Bowling Alleys RWRS 400 Tom Patten
91 Roundabout FGDU 400 Jonathan Birchall
92 The Shifting Maze DQIS 999 Andrew Menzies
93 Flame War HCNI 350 J.B. Lewis
94 Slime Forest TJPM 600 Markus O.
95 Courtyard JCCS 400 Tom Patten
96 Going Underground BLOR 450 Josh Lee
97 Gate Keeper IGZY 450 Andrew Menzies
98 Rat Race BESV 400 Andrew Menzies
99 Deserted Battlefield YQUP --- Rosabellis
100 Loose Pocket YLMF 350 Rock Généreux
101 Time Suspension ZIKN --- Rock Généreux
102 Frozen in Time IVGO --- Tom Patten
103 Portcullis GWOP --- Henry Potts
104 Hotel Chip LLLP 750 Andrew Menzies
105 Tunnel Clearance YAQZ 300 Tyler Sontag
106 Jailbird MPOP 400 Markus O.
107 Paramecium Palace ZNLH 450 Andrew Menzies
108 Exhibit Hall HIEZ 350 J.B. Lewis
109 Green Clear JJMF 500 Tom Patten
110 Badlands GKGS --- Tyler Sontag
111 Alternate Universe UBSZ --- Markus O.
112 Carousel SOLV 600 Henry Potts
113 Teleport Trouble HMYN --- Archie Pusaka
114 Comfort Zone DFNA 350 J.B. Lewis
115 California WQOC 500 Josh Lee
116 Communism OAHN 600 Trevor Hedges
117 Blobs on a Plane FLJC 300 Tom Patten
118 Runaway Train NKYK 200 Tom Patten
119 The Sewers PWIW 450 Tyler Sontag
120 Metal Harbor ZWQT --- Tyler Sontag
121 Chip Plank Galleon MGCV 350 Tom Patten
122 Jeepers Creepers EYYI 700 Henry Potts
123 The Very Hungry Caterpillar DQFJ 100 Andrew Menzies
124 Utter Clutter QCXQ 777 Andrew Menzies
125 Blockade TNSJ 250 Archie Pusaka
126 Peek-a-Boo PUWH 450 Ida Roberthson
127 In the Pink KNXR 500 Dave Varberg
128 Elemental Park ZSHW 800 Andrew Menzies
129 Frogger RIHR 300 Wes Powers
130 Dynamite QPDZ --- Michael Moorman
131 Easier Than It Looks XEPO --- Andrew Menzies
132 Spumoni JYRS 500 Henry Potts
133 Steam Cleaner Simulator FVGV 500 Trevor Hedges
134 (Ir)reversible ALFZ 400 Andrew Menzies
135 Culprit UNHJ 450 Andrew Menzies
136 Whirlpool HBGA --- J.B. Lewis
137 Thief Street YVIT 200 Michael Moorman
138 Chip Alone NLKF 600 Tom Patten
139 Assassin IMRF 300 Rock Généreux
140 Automatic (Caution) Doors VCHY 999 Andrew Menzies
141 Flush FKTA 350 Archie Pusaka
142 Bummbua Banubauabgv AIVU 400 Rock Généreux
143 Amphibia TBHV --- Archie Pusaka
144 The Ancient Temple FWDD 600 Eric Schmidt
145 Chance Time! HIUR 250 Andrew Menzies
146 Cineworld DORJ 500 Tom Patten
147 Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me DPWQ 999 Tyler Sontag
148 The Snipers XTRR 450 Tom Patten
149 Clubhouse RXDT 600 Daniel Bouwmeester

List of CCLP1 level designers[edit]

Name Number of Levels
Jonathan Birchall 2
Daniel Bouwmeester 6
Shane Climenhaga 2
Gavin Duncan 1
Grant Fikes 1
Rock Généreux 6
Trevor Hedges 4
Zane Kuecks 1
Mike Lask 1
Josh Lee 12
J.B. Lewis 13
Andrew Menzies 31
Michael Moorman 2
Ashley Newcomer 2
Markus O. 5
Tom Patten 12
Henry Potts 14
Wes Powers 1
Archie Pusaka 10
Ida Roberthson 3
"Rosabellis" 4
Eric Schmidt 1
Jacques Smith 1
Tyler Sontag 9
Miika Toukola 3
Dave Varberg 2

Title Selection[edit]

There has been some debate as to whether this level pack should actually be titled "CCLP1" or something else, mainly to avoid confusion with CC1 - the original game and levelset. Alternative names such as "CCLP0" and "TWLP1" have been suggested. However, the name CCLP1 has stood the test of time and as of 2019 the majority of the community is in favor of retaining the tile CCLP1.

Staff[edit]

J.B. Lewis was appointed CCLP1 staff coordinator after a community vote at the end of August 2011. The community was also in favor of allowing the coordinator to appoint the remaining staff. Accordingly, a staff list was announced a couple of weeks later. The list of staff members at the time of the set's release were as follows:

Level Pack Design and Assembly[edit]

As with all community-created level packs, the plan was for Chipsters to vote on levels from custom level sets and select the best 149. The special introductory nature of this set demanded levels that were similar in design to those from CC1, i.e. levels with aesthetically pleasing and consistent design, and levels without difficult puzzles. The first few levels are "lesson" levels that teach new players what each tile does.

Like CC1, the level set is compatible with both the Lynx and MS rulesets. Suggestions that levels also conform to some or all "pedantic" Lynx rules were considered, but voted against, as it was felt that this would be unnecessarily restrictive.[1]

The following levels were confirmed to be in the set prior to its release, revealed by the CCLP1 Leaks.

Other levels confirmed in the official CCLP1 trailer.

Voting Process[edit]

To narrow down the levels that appeared on the ballot, the staff performed a pre-voting elimination. The "whitelist" was then finalized with inputs from the community: "limbo" levels that were fixed by their designers, and "blacklisted" levels that were nominated by at least 2 people (other than the designer), were re-considered for the whitelist.

CCLP1 voting was being conducted on the community forums at CC Zone. Tom Patten was appointed Voting Coordinator.

There were a couple of key changes in the voting mechanism compared to that used for CCLP2 and CCLP3, namely:

  1. Voters needed to provide only a single rating ranking each level (no separate "difficulty" rating)
  2. The submitted levels were grouped randomly into different level packs for voters to play and vote on.

The level packs were available for download from CC Zone as well as the Yahoo group.

Voting Packs

Pack Release Date Number of Levels
Cardboard 31st May 2013 50
Flouncy 31st May 2013 50
Giraffe 31st May 2013 50
Shampoo 31st May 2013 50
Lipstick 3rd June 2013 50
Tungsten 6th June 2013 50
Eggplant 7th June 2013 50
Vermillion 9th June 2013 50
Popcorn 15th June 2013 50
Dragon 16th June 2013 50
Zephyr 21st June 2013 50
Helmet 24th June 2013 50
Baguette 28th June 2013 50
Roadcone 29th June 2013 50
Magma 29th June 2013 50
Omicron 4th July 2013 50
Asteroid 12th July 2013 50
Kimono 15th July 2013 50
Igloo 16th July 2013 50
Quartz 17th July 2013 50
Umbrella 17th July 2013 50
Yoga 29th July 2013 50
Necktie 30th July 2013 50
Wrench 2nd August 2013 50
Jacuzzi 4th August 2013 50
Xylem 11th August 2013 50
Generic 12th August 2013 50
Bookshelf 13th August 2013 50
Parrot 13th August 2013 50
Violin 17th August 2013 50
Mushroom 28th August 2013 50
Shoehorn 28th August 2013 50
Entertainment 28th August 2013 47
Total: 1,647

Timeline of Events[edit]

Date Event
2011-04-22 CCLP1 - "an official freely available levelset with 149 easy Lynx-compatible levels - for those new to the game" - proposed in a post at the newsgroup
2011-08-10 Announcement at the Yahoo! group calling for staff nominations and level submissions
2011-09-01 Staff coordinator elected (J.B. Lewis)
2011-09-14 Staff list announced
2011-10-13 Level submissions opened
2011-10-30 CCLP1 site launched
2012-02-07 Submission deadline set to March 31, 2012
2012-03-01 Submission deadline extended to June 30, 2012
2012-06-30 Level submissions closed
2013-03-19 Voting administrators and site chosen
2013-04-26 Initial voting lists published
2013-06-01 CCLP1 voting began on CC Zone; first set of voting packs released
2013-08-28 All 33 voting packs released
2013-09-30 End date for voting set to December 31, 2013
2014-01-01 Voting ended at 00:00 GMT
2014-02-11 CCLP1 release date set to 4th April 2014
2014-03-19 All CCLP1 "Within" puzzles solved. As a reward, CCLP1's release date was pushed forward to 28th March 2014
2014-03-23 Official CCLP1 trailer video released to the public as the final leak
2014-03-28 CCLP1 released

Top 10 CCLP1 players[edit]

Current as of February 17, 2019

MS[edit]

  • Melinda score - 6,006,050
  • All bolds - 6,006,010


Lynx[edit]

  • Melinda score - 6,000,350
  • All bolds - 6,000,350

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]

  1. Chip's Challenge 1
  2. Chip's Challenge Level Pack 2
  3. Chip's Challenge Level Pack 3